Jost Franko

 

Jost Franko 

Cotton Black, Cotton Blue 

 

What is the secret that the shirts, jeans, and countless other cotton items we use every day are so strikingly cheap? The answer is simple. After Paul Timbi Kobassare, a farmer in Burkina Faso, divides the income he gets from cultivating cotton, by the number of days in a year, it will be a bit more than one dollar per day. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, Anowara’s workday in the garments is at least 10 hours long. In a month, she earns – together with all the extras – $ 89.

The story was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

 

 

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